Rodger Fox Big Band Festival Workshop

23rd October 2021
2:30 - 6:30pm
The Philip Carter Family Concert Hall

** This event is planned to proceed under Alert Level 2 with restrictions in place **

Jazz on the Road is an intensive programme that focuses on the fundamentals of jazz music and its associated business aspects for young musicians.

The workshops will encourage students who already play jazz to improve, supporting the development of musical skills in young people.

Participants gather to share, develop and challenge their own ideas and abilities. Our stellar faculty of world-renowned musicians, innovators, leaders and thinkers present master classes, lectures, workshops, informal sessions and a concert

The workshop is open to all musicians and music educators. Participants must have their own instruments to participate in the programme, or are welcome to observe.

Subject areas include jazz rhythms, jazz articulation, performance within the band, jazz improvisation, music reality (theory), team building through music, leadership and performance.

The programme exposes students and interested adults to leading musicians and professionals in education, business and performance.


2pm Foyer doors open

2:30 Auditorium "Open rehearsal with the Rodger Fox Big band"

3:00 Move to sectional rooms

3:10 Sectional workshops for trumpets, trombones, rhythm section, saxes and vocals

3.50 Move back into the auditorium

4.00 Final wrap with questionsĀ 

4.30 pm break (time to grab a quick snack from New Regent Street)

5:30-6:30pm Rodger Fox and Michael Houston concert opened by the *Saturday morning Rodger Fox Youth workshop big band at 5:45pm

*Youth interested in being part of this workshop band can register separately. Registration link is now available!

*Note the Saturday youth band is different to the Christchurch Youth Jazz Orchestra (CYJO plays Thursday evening and Monday of Labour Weekend).